Quincy Guerrier, Canada, SF, Class of 2019, Uncommitted, 17.9 Strengths
-Excellent physical profile for an NBA wing prospect. 6'6 with a 6'10 wingspan. Nice frame that will fill out well in time. Wide shoulders. Proportionate upper and lower body.
-Fluid athlete who can play above the rim in space. Fills the lanes in transition. Quick first step. Moves really well overall.
-Good straight line slasher thanks to his athleticism and stride length.
-Shooting mechanics could use some cleaning up but the ball comes out fairly well and he gets rotation and arc. Knocked down a few triples in the BioSteel game (including a transition pull up) after struggling during practices.
-Fluid handling the ball in the open court. Skill level has room to improve but showed brief glimpses in space.
-Competes defensively. Can really sit down and slide. Was willing to take on the role as defensive stopper during practices. Active off the ball as well. Verticality at the rim in helpside situations.
-3 and D style wing with physical upside.Weaknesses
-Overall skill level a work in progress. Limited to mostly transition finishes and straight line drives at this stage.
-Shooting mechanics leave much to be desired. Staggered feet, elbow out, forward jumper. Not the most natural stroke.
-Not going to create much offense in the half court. Handle is a bit raw versus pressure. Not comfortable pulling up off the dribble.
-Finesse as a finisher has room to improve. Relies more on tools.
-Average feel for the game. Decision making isn't great at this stage. Will hoist up contested jumpers early in the clock. More of a three than a two skill wise. Limited operating in pick and roll.
-Very quiet on the floor.
-Old relative to his class. Will be 20 years old by the time he plays his first college game.Outlook
Guerrier, who didn't have much of an impact on the U17 team that competed in the 2017 Worlds, was a pleasant surprise both in practices and the BioSteel game. Although he's a bit old for his class, the 6'6 wing has NBA tools and athleticism to go along with lockdown potential and a shot that should develop over time. Guerrier is still a little rough around the edges skill wise, especially considering his age, but the NBA is always looking for wings with size and length who can defend and make a shot, and Guerrier certainly fits that mold. The class of 2019 prospect has plenty of time to develop as well. The athletic wing definitely helped himself in Toronto as one of the more intriguing long-term prospects in attendance.